Saturday, January 18, 2014

Video - Nissan BladeGlider Zero Emission Electric Concept Car

While green cars were MIA at the recent Detroit Auto Show, the Nissan BladeGlider was one of several zero emission vehicles unveiled at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show in November. The BladeGlider is a futuristic Delta Wing electric car concept designed by Ben Bowlby. His wedge shape may look showy but it has real practical aerodynamic benefits including an awesome drag coefficient. This 3 seat concept is only 3.3 feet across the front. The BladeGlider is an ultra light weight vehicle that is stable and corners as well as anything in its class. The power and drive trains is where this car truly shows its green credentials.

 The battery technology is essentially that of the Nissan Leaf, albeit positioned toward the rear of the car. The drive train itself employs in-wheel motors.

Although many concept cars never make it into production, Nissan calls the BladeGlider, "an exploratory prototype of an upcoming production vehicle".

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